- Pick any bookish or literary-related media (or non-media item) released more than 5 years ago.
- Write up a short summary (include the title, author, and cover art, if applicable) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
- Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
- Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list – or some other classic!
This week I decided to pick an entire trilogy – mostly because I could not decide which one is my favorite.
My Pick: The Born In Trilogy by Nora Roberts
When coming to Throwback Thursdays I tend to pick Romances or the likes. This is mostly due to the fact that I only recently started reading Paranormal and YA.
Synopsis as per Goodreads:
BORN IN FIRE Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career. When gallery owner Rogan Sweeney comes to Maggie’s isolated studio, her heart is enflamed by their fierce attraction – and her scarred past is slowly healed by a gentle and forgiving love.
BORN IN ICE When the harsh storms of winter descend upon western Ireland, the locals stay indoors – and visitors stay away. Brianna Concannon’s bed-and-breakfast becomes a cold and empty place. And that’s fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window. This year, though, she’s expecting an unusual guest – mystery writer Grayson Thane – from America. A restless wanderer with a dark past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. Yet sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice . . .
BORN IN SHAME Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother’s wish, Shannon travels, however reluctantly, to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed. And amid the lush Irish landscape, steeped in mysticism and legend, she discovers the possibility of a love that is meant to be.
Why I Picked it: I really enjoyed the characters, and their development through out all three novels. It has all the makings of a good read – good romance, a little bit of intrigue and just enough drama to keep it interesting.
As is true with all Nora Roberts Trilogies you find yourself rooting for some of the characters from the get go. You fall in love with all the men and crave happiness for all the couples. I found it hard to say goodbye to them at the end of it all.
I highly recommend this to one and all.
And, as always… happy blogging!